Twitter is faster than natural disasters

The comic strip,  xkcd: Seismic Waves, echoes what was buzzing around Twitter on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010. Tweets from people in/near the epicenter where arriving at places before the shaking began. Now that is powerful communication.

People also turned to Twitter for pictures of damage.

We turned to Twitter for a closer look at the earthquake’s impact on the communities along the Pacific. These photos of the damage in Mexicali and other locales were shared via Twitter and TwitPic this afternoon by people who experienced the earthquake first-hand. Source: Mexicali Earthquake Photos | Mashable.